Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Southeastern Alumni Association 
500 W University Ave
Hammond, LA 70401

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Shantel Johnson, President
(985) 230-5725 

Our July Sponsor is
Southeastern's Alumni Association.


The Southeastern Alumni Association is nearly 67,000 alumni strong and filled with generations of proud lions. We are here to connect alumni to Southeastern, to other Lions 4 Life,  and to the traditions that link one generation of alumni to another. Through meaningful programs and events, we create opportunities for alumni to connect, grow and give back to the University in person or online.                                              

985-549-2150 - slualumni@southeastern.edu

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Join us for the July Tangipahoa Professional Women's Luncheon to be held at Southeastern's Alumni Center.   Networking begins at 11:30 am; official business will start at 12:00 noon. Dr. Addie Smith and Beth Richard will share with us on the importance of good eye care.  Our 2018-2019 Board Members will be installed during this meeting.

Our guests will also address good eye wear and healthy habits. Other topics will include the benefits of treating dry eyes, wearing sunglasses (to prevent wrinkles & skin cancer),as well as the long term effects of some preventable ocular conditions.    Dr. Smith
Dr. Smith is a native of Amite and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. She attended Southern College of Optometry where she graduated Cum Laude and received her Optometry degree. She completed clinical training at The Eye Center in Memphis as well as Little Rock Air Force Base, where she provided eye care for active duty military personnel. Dr. Smith went on to receive advanced training by completing a residency in Family Practice Eye Care. From performing annual eye exams for adults and children of all ages to prescribing eye wear and medications, Dr. Smith also offers complete vision care to her patients such as specialty & hard to fit contact lenses.

Beth Richard
Beth joined the North Oaks Physician Group in 2011. She received North Oak’s Leader of the Month in January of 2017 and is currently the Practice Administrator of Eye Care, Dermatology, and our Ideal You Clinics. Beth attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and graduated from the Mueller Optical Program in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been certified by the American Board of Opticians since 1993. Beth and her husband Kirk live in Ponchatoula with their two children. Beth’s weekends are reserved for adventures in traveling with her family and creative projects like art, jewelry making and interior design. She also shares her event planning skills with organizations like the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation for which she is serving as the gala decorations committee chairperson.

About TPW:

TPW is an organization which has a primary focus to support women in business.   The mission of this local organization is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. TPW understands the constant challenges you face professionally and personally every day.  TPW will give you access to resources, skills, and networks necessary to help you tackle these challenges and achieve the goals that you have set for yourself and your business endeavor.

The Tangipahoa Professional Women award scholarships to deserving women.  Each year, the TPW awards scholarships to Tangipahoa Parish women to help them pursue an education that will enable them to be part of this parish’s growing women’s workforce.